Current Team

The current members of the NUbots team, and what they do.
Updated 17 Oct 2021
The NUbots team for RoboCup 2021
The NUbots team for RoboCup 2021

From top left: Associate Prof. Stephan Chalup, Ysobel Sims, Joel Wong, Josephus Paye II, Benjamin Young, Yosiah de Koeyer, Dr. Alexandre Mendes, Dr. Trent Houliston, Thomas O'Brien, Alex Biddulph, Cameron Murtagh, Abigail Hall, Alana Noonan, Lachlan Court, Peta Carlyle, Taylor Young, David Wieland, Kip Hamiltons, Mikyla Peters, Campbell Ross, Liam Craft

Academic Supervisors

  • Associate Professor Stephan Chalup: Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Computer Science and Software Engineering). Head of the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory and NUbots. Specialises in Machine Learning and Anthropocentric Biocybernetic Computing.

  • Dr. Alexandre Mendes: Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Computer Science and Software Engineering). Deputy Head of NUbots. Specialises in Machine Learning and Optimisation.

  • Dr. Joel Ferguson: Lecturer and research associate in the School of Engineering. Specialises in nonlinear control. Supervises NUbots Mechatronics final year projects in a range of areas.

  • Dr. Robert King: Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Statistics). NUbots Academic Supervisor. Specialises in applied statistics.

  • Professor Rick Middleton: Head of School of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering). Specialises in Control Systems Theory and Applications.

  • Mr. Peter Turner: Laboratory Manager in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering).

Student Members

  • Peta Carlyle: Undergraduate student studying Software Engineering. Team Manager. Lead of the Behaviour group.

  • Lachlan Court: Undergraduate student studying Computer Science. Team Secretary. Lead of the DevTools group. Member of the Vision group.

  • Liam Craft: Undergraduate student studying Computer Science. Member of the DevOps and Vision groups.

  • Nicholas Dziura: Undergraduate student studying Computer Systems Engineering. Member of the @Home and Behaviour group.

  • Abigail Hall: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Recruitment Officer. Lead of the Localisation and Odometry group. Member of the Motion group.

  • Kip Hamiltons: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Lead of the DevOps group.

  • Moosa Hassan: Undergraduate student studying Software Engineering. Member of the DevOps group.

  • Yosiah de Koeyer: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Computer Systems Engineering and Computer Science. Member of the DevOps group.

  • Sam McFarlane: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Mechatronics Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Member of the Hardware, @Home and Behaviour groups.

  • Cameron Murtagh: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Research Manager. Works on NUClear related systems.

  • Alana Noonan: Undergraduate student studying Computer Science. Head of Arts and Crafts. Member of the Vision group, focusing on NUpbr and other dataset collection techniques.

  • Thomas O'Brien: Undergraduate studying Mechatronics Engineering working on a Final Year Project involving the walk engine. Lead of the Motion group. Member of the Behaviour group.

  • Mikyla Peters: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering. Team Manager. Member of the DevTools group.

  • Ysobel Sims: Computer Science Honours student. Student Team Leader. Lead of the Vision group, currently working on dataset creation.

  • Bryce Tuppurainen: Undergraduate student studying Software Engineering. Member of the Behaviour group, focusing on walk path planning.

  • David Wieland: Bachelor of IT. Postgraduate student studying a Master of Data Science. Marketing and Events Manager. Specialises in community outreach, sponsorships and marketing.

  • Joel Wong: Currently studying for a Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science. Specialises in computer vision and genetic algorithms.

  • Benjamin Young: Undergraduate student studying a combined degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering. Social Media Officer. Member of the Hardware group.

  • Taylor Young: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours. Currently studying for a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. Lead of the Hardware and @Home groups.

Junior Members

  • Joe Bailey, Computer Science, Vision group.
  • Cooper Brown, Computer Systems Engineering/Computer Science, DevOps group.
  • Clayton Carlon, Electrical Engineering/Computer Systems Engineering, Hardware group.
  • Chris de Wet, Computer Science, Vision group.
  • Jordan Eade, Software Engineering, DevOps group.
  • Harry Flynn, Mechatronics Engineering/Science, Motion group.
  • David Hastie, Computer Science, DevTools group.
  • Lachlan Johnson, Software Engineering, DevTools group.
  • Thomas Legge, Computer Science, @Home group.
  • Caleb Mansfield, Computer Systems Engineering, Hardware and @Home group.
  • Connor McDonald, Mechatronics Engineering, Localisation and Odometry group.
  • Ben Osborn, Computer Science, DevTools group.
  • Jesse Perrin, Computer Systems Engineering, Vision group.
  • Andrew Phillips, Computer Science, DevOps group.
  • Tasneem Muneera Prottyasha, Computer Systems Engineering, DevTools group.
  • Mitchell Scales, Electrical Engineering, Hardware group.
  • Ryan Stace, Mechatronics Engineering/Electrical Engineering, Hardware group.
  • Finn Stevenson, Computer Science, DevOps group.
  • Jamie Tsang Chow Chang, Mechatronics Engineering, Motion group.
  • Luke Warham, Mechatronics Engineering, Vision group.

Supporting Members

Past members of the team that are still involved with projects, mentoring, and support.

  • Brendan Annable: Bachelor of Software Engineering Graduate. Ex-Team Leader. Lead Developer of NUsight.

  • Alex Biddulph: Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering with Honours. Currently studying for a Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Systems Engineering. Ex-Team Leader. Specialises in the Build System, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.

  • Dr. Trent Houliston: Holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Software Engineering. Ex-Team Leader. Currently working at 4Tel. Specialises in Software Architecture, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.

  • Josephus Paye II: Computer Science Graduate. Ex-Team Leader. Works on NUsight, our web-based debugging environment, and NUbook, the team handbook.

Alumni

See Past Members for past NUbots members.

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